Current council budget

Our budget for 2017/18

Our total budget for 2017/18 is £756 million. This funds more than 700 services for people living and working in Brighton & Hove.

Government funding for public services is decreasing and demand for our services is increasing.

Find out more in our press release and by following the links below:

Find out about the funding for Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service that is included in your Council Tax bill.

Watch the video playlist below to find out more about our budget and to hear from Warren Morgan, leader of the council.



Download a transcript of our budget animation (PDF 12.7KB). After the budget was set we recorded a video of Councillor Warren Morgan talking about the financial year ahead. Download the transcript for The financial year ahead 2017/18 (PDF 55KB)

Your questions about the budget

Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Council, hosted a live budget Q&A on Twitter on Thursday 16 February 2017.

You can look back on the Q&A using #AskBHbudget or by going to our Twitter Moment.

Join in the conversation, follow our twitter feed and use #bhbudget #askbhbudget

Budgets for previous years

Find out about the budget and charts detailing our funding and services for previous years